Commercial motor carriers; amends several commercial drivers' licensing laws. (HB2038)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial motor carriers. Amends several motor carrier and commercial drivers' licensing laws, bringing Virginia into compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations amendments regarding commercial motor vehicles and exemptions regarding certain farm vehicles and their drivers. The bill lowers the age of eligibility for an escort vehicle driver certification from 21 to 18 years. The bill also authorizes two additional circumstances in which law enforcement may remove for-hire license plates: where the carrier's operating authority has expired and where the plates are being used on a leased vehicle, and the bill makes all license plate removal optional at the discretion of the law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103511D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2038)
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015Reported from Transportation with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Read first time
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB2038E
02/05/2015Printed as engrossed 15103511D-E
02/06/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2015Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2038E)
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2038ER)
02/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2038ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 258 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)